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Island Cultures, Island Heritage, Island Futures

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On Tuesday 26th February, the Centre was delighted to welcome two very special Hebridean guests, Calum MacLeod and Agnes Rennie, who co­­ntinued our Islands series with a fascinating and heartening discussion of the different aspects of contemporary island life. Both talks were concerned with community ownership of land, and the ways in which this can… Continue reading

Professor Andrew McNeillie – ‘Theatres in the Round – Islands, Islanders, and Audiences: or backstage, stalls and gods: in the Unnameable Archipelago’.

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On the 12th of February, the Centre had the pleasure of welcoming Professor Andrew McNeillie to give the annual Tannahill lecture. Professor Gerard Carruthers introduced the event, outlining that it is in remembrance of Andrew Tannahill, with the bequest established in 2006 for the furtherance of the study of Scottish Literature. We were introduced to… Continue reading

‘Scotland on the Early Modern European Cultural Map’ – Prof Alasdair MacDonald and Dr Steven Reid

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On the 22nd of January 2019, the Centre had the pleasure of welcoming Prof Alasdair MacDonald (Emeritus Professor of English Language and Literature of the Middle Ages, University of Groningen), and our very own Dr Steven Reid (Senior Lecturer in Scottish History, University of Glasgow). The focus of the evening was ‘Scotland on the Early… Continue reading

Professor Gabriel Cooney on the Archaeology of Lambay/Reachrú

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On January 15th, the Centre welcomed Gabriel Cooney, Professor of Celtic Archaeology at University College Dublin and expert in Neolithic Britain and Ireland with a focus on islands and seascapes.  Professor Cooney presented on the history of settlement on Lambay. Lambay is one of the small group of islands off the Dublin coast. He set… Continue reading

Royal and monastic island of early medieval Corcu Duibne by Dr Tomás Ó Carragáin

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The Centre started the New Year in continuing the seminar series Islands with a talk by Dr Tomás Ó Carragáin, an expert in early medieval archaeology of Ireland and lecturer at the University College Cork, Ireland, Department of Archaeology. He presented an overview of landscape research on the islands in the early monastic regional kingdom… Continue reading

Dr Margaret Bennett – ‘The Cregeen Journals: Pathways to Sustainability of Land-Use, Language and Culture (CSCS and DASG collaborative event).

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On the 23rd October the Centre, along with DASG (the Digital Archives of Scottish Gaelic), jointly hosted distinguished ethnologist Dr Margaret Bennett for a seminar and book launch. Dr Bennett, whose notable works include The Last Stronghold: The Scottish Gaelic Traditions of Newfoundland (1989) and Oatmeal and the Catechism: Scottish Gaelic Settlers in Quebec (1998),… Continue reading

‘Eòlas nan Naomh: Early Christianity in Uist’ – Professor Thomas Clancy and Dr Sofia Evemalm

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The new term of the Centre for Scottish and Celtic Studies seminar series commenced on the 25th September with Professor Clancy and Dr Evemalm’s presentation on their project Eòlas nan Naomh: Early Christianity in Uist. The project, which investigates early Christianity in Uist through place-names associated with Christianity, mainly hagiotoponyms, and archaeological evidence, is jointly… Continue reading

‘In pursuit of the Scotto-Norse: Reconsidering the Viking Graves of Scotland’ – Dr Stephen Harrison (UoG)

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On the 8th May the Centre had the pleasure of welcoming our very own Dr Stephen Harrison to discuss his latest research ‘In Pursuit of the Scotto-Norse: Reconsidering the Viking Graves of Scotland’. Stephen used this opportunity to ‘stick his neck out’ and play with some thoughts and theories that he has developed following on… Continue reading

Translating Gaelic: Duncan Ban MacIntyre’s ‘Praise of Ben Doran’ and Alasdair Mac Mhaighstir Alasdair’s ‘Birlinn of Clanranald’

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This week (13/02/2018), the Centre had the pleasure of welcoming our very own Professor Alan Riach. Alan is a professor here at the University of Glasgow within the Scottish Literature department, and the author of a vast number of works, the most recent of which is The Winter Book (Luath Press: Edinburgh, 2017). However, Professor… Continue reading